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Summer Ballet Intensive  

July 1st - July 26th


Monday-Friday, 9:30A.M.-4:30P.M.                                                                        for dancers 10-18 years of age

Artistic Directors Meridith Benson & Mario de la Nuez lead the group of world class instructors that make 

de la’s intensive a great experience in the art of dance. Our goal is to foster the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and artistic development of all students in small classes with plenty of individual attention. Classes are taught by de la Directors and Staff, as well as select members of the company and guest faculty. This program is geared toward dancers who need a good training ground and desire smaller classes, personal attention, and a variety of dance forms. de la offers a unique blend of excellent training in a nurturing environment. We meet each individual dancer where they are.

We work on the basics of the pointe technique, spending needed time at the barre doing basic relevés and strengthening exercises, to allow the dancer to move with strength and finesse. We teach the whole body approach to pointe work, working on proper alignment and placement.

NOTE: Current Ballet 2 students at de la Dance Center and dancers aged 10-13 are invited to participate in the full schedule of the program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, July 2nd - July 18th.

This intensive is a four-week program that consists of a two-hour Ballet Technique class each morning, followed by classes such as Pointe, Variations, Contemporary, Acting, and various educational seminars.

See Information Packets under Academy for the Summer Intensive 2024 Handbook.

Example Schedule of Summer Intensive 202



Auditions are by appointment only.

Audition Class Times: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-11:00am

Friday 4:30-6:00pm

Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm

Please email to schedule an audition.


Tuition Information

 Full Program: $2861                     Abbreviated Program (for Ballet 2): $1287

An initial deposit of 50% is due on March 1st, and the remaining balance is due on April 15th. Starting March 2nd, all registration will be subject to a $75 Late Fee.


–Check out our exceptional professional company–

DE LA Dance Company has a 30-week contract with four series per season, consisting of classical full-length ballets as well as brand new contemporary repertory. Aside from the excellent performances provided, company directors offer individual dancer training, coaching, and mentoring to those eager, talented dancers who are committing their lives to dance. Additional contracts are available to dancers who are looking for a chance to improve their ballet technique by filling in training they may have missed in previous years and who are hungry to improve.

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